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Comcast's Xfinity Home Security vulnerable, fail open flaw leaves homes exposed

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 5, 2016.

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    Researchers at Rapid7 have disclosed vulnerabilities in Comcast's Xfinity Home Security offerings. The flaws cause the system to falsely report that a home's windows and doors are closed and secured, even if they've been opened.

    Comcast's Xfinity Home Security system is one of the many next-generation alarm systems that are app controlled and promise to deliver real-time alerts and notifications to homeowners.

    However, researchers at Rapid7 have discovered flaws that would cause Comcast's system to falsely report that a home's doors and windows are closed and properly secured, even if they've been opened. In addition, the flaws also mean that Comcast's system would fail to sense an intruder's motion in the home.

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